Top Ten Reagan Quotes, IMO

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    Top Ten Reagan Quotes


    10) "The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other
    man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever
    God intends he should become."

    9) "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need
    for its own existence."

    8) "I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless
    government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat
    and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty
    contracts."

    7) "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is
    guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American
    precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

    6) "Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."

    5) "The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will
    not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of
    spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas
    to which we are dedicated."

    4) "How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and
    Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands
    Marx and Lenin."

    3) "The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith
    that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them
    mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge -- and pray
    to God we have not lost it -- that there is a profound moral difference
    between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest."

    2) "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We
    didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for,
    protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend
    our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it
    was once like in the United States where men were free."

    1) "We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we
    have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."​

    Prior to winning office, Reagan had been denounced as an unelectable extremist;
    he won two record landslides.
     
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    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"
     
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    At the time they were fighting the Russians, trying to kick them out of Afghanistan. They probably looked like it at the time.
     
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    So what? Those "moral equivalents to america's founding fathers" attacked us on 9/11. If it wasn't for ol' ronnie, the taliban likely wouldn't even exist today.
     
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    Yes......another example of good intentions gone bad.

    Sorry to break it to you......Obamacare is already on the road to hell.
     
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    The best Reagan quote ever is this one.

    The problem with liberals is that they know so much that isn't so. :D
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv13ZnkpWos]Reagan Bombing Joke - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Well, douchenoodle, I guess Ronnie failed to look deeply enough into his crystal ball...
     
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    One border patrol agent and Obama is the devil. 3000 Americans and Ronnie was just made a simple mistake.

    EDIT: And for your information I liked Ronald Reagan and not Obama. But it's hypocrisy to excuse one side's mistakes and demonize the other's.
     
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